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Welcome To Collie Rescue Network


Collie Rescue Network is a national, all-volunteer rescue group dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Rough and Smooth Collies in Canada who have been surrendered, abandoned, neglected or abused.  Our mission also includes educating the public about responsible pet ownership in general and the care of the Collie breed in particular.

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The Collie Rescue Network reminds pet owners about the dangers of leaving pets unattended in vehicles


The issue of owners leaving their pets in vehicles during the hot summer months is an ongoing problem across Canada and puts animals at risk. There is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle and this summer. The Collie Rescue Network is seeking the public’s help to share this important message.


Through the No Hot Pets online forum, people are asked to share the dangers of leaving pets in vehicles using the hashtag #nohotpets. Pet owners are also asked to go online to nohotpets.ca and pledge to never leave their pets in their vehicles. Those who pledge will receive a free No Hot Pets window decal for their vehicles, while supplies last.


If you observe an animal suffering in the heat, call 310-SPCA (7722) or your local police.


Group Tee Fundraiser!

It’s almost t-shirt weather and you can never have enough great tees ready to go!  The Group Tee Fundraiser helps rescue all across Canada!  $5.00 from each tee sale goes to the participating rescue of your choice, and $1.00 goes to Collie Rescue Network!  It’s a group effort to help raise funds for animals in need all across Canada.  New tees monthly, so make sure to check back often!

$22.00 each (includes shipping and taxes)

Group Tee Fundraiser

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Heartfelt Thanks for the generous donation left to Collie Rescue Network as part of the legacy left by Robert “Bob” Parkinson and Jack Cousins.


Robert “Bob” Parkinson and Jack Cousins were partners of almost 55 years. Throughout their lives together, they had many beloved companion animals. Their dogs ranged from Dachshunds to Standard Poodles, Golden Retrievers to Dandie Dinmonts. Jack used to show one of his Dandies, as a hobby.



When they were living in Hoggs Hollow, in Toronto, they had numerous raccoon visitors, every night. Jack would make them up peanut butter sandwiches, and Bob would gently feed them all, mommas and babies, mostly while they hung upside down from the roof of their bungalow!


In the mid-90s, they bought a four-acre property near Collingwood, on a private lake. They had two Goldens, who used to ride in kayaks with them. They also cared for the many feral cats on the property, building them winter shelters, having them spayed and neutered, and feeding them. There were, of course, plenty of raccoons who were also very happy to make their acquaintance.


Over the years, Jack and Bob were extremely supportive of local animal organizations, donating their time in arranging fund-raisers and of course, helping financially.


Jack passed away, after a lengthy and brave battle, in 2008. Bob passed away in February, 2017. Before he died, he ensured that his and Jack’s legacy would be one of compassion for the animals they dearly loved. Bob admired the work of Collie Rescue Network, as he knew and loved CRN Alumni Teddy.


Bob and Jack were not millionaires. They were a hard working and compassionate couple, who loved their own animals dearly, and wanted to help others who were in need. That’s their legacy.